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Santa Barbara: Mountains to Shore Bike Tour

Product ID: 199684
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See the best views in all of Santa Barbara, starting high in the rugged mountains and ending at a local Santa Barbara beach. Stop along the way to see some of Santa Barbara's most loved locations, including the Santa Barbara Mission.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the best views in all of Santa Barbara
  • Get the most out of a bike ride for all skill levels
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a local park
  • Learn about the local area with your informative guide
Full description
After pickup from your hotel or the prearranged meeting point at 10:00 AM, set out in the morning in an air-conditioned van to La Cumbre Peak at 3,995 feet of elevation. Once there, you're fitted with a comfortable bicycle, helmet, and gloves. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will give you a biking talk and riding demonstration, and go over the expectations of the day before the biking begins.

Guests ride downhill on Gibraltar Road, a paved mountain road that winds its way into the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, while a support van follows. Your guides will be biking with you along the way, stopping at points of interest for photo opportunities and to talk about natural history. Stop to enjoy some of the area’s most loved locations including the Santa Barbara Mission, Courthouse, State Street & Stearns Wharf. A delicious deli-spread picnic is served at a local park with fresh veggies and fruit, a variety of wraps and sandwiches, chips, cookies, and beverages. You will end the tour at a local Santa Barbara beach around 3:00 PM.

Includes
  • Air-conditioned van service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Bicycles and all cycling equipment
  • Enjoyable picnic lunch
  • Knowledgeable guide with discussion of natural history
  • Stopping at points of interest along the way
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Santa Barbara Visitors Center, 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Minimum age is 10-years
• Pick up is at 10 AM, anywhere in Santa Barbara
• Departure and arrival times are flexible, depending on your location & other pick-ups that day, but generally range from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
• There is a parking lot available, immediately behind the Visitor Center building. Parking fees of 9 USD per day per car may apply
• A minimum of 4 participants are required to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• It is recommended that you bring: sun screen (SPF 30 or higher), a hat with a brim, sunglasses and neck strap such as "Chums", a light sweatshirt, sweater and a windbreaker, comfortable walking shorts or cycling shorts, comfortable tennis shoes, a small pack or hip sack